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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: My 28 month son has 102 fever & cough. Coughing is painful. I have administered 8ml crocin(he is 13.5kg)but fever isn't coming down. Should I take him to hospital now kits 3 am)
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take him to the emergency if fever is still there

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

Sorry for the delayed reply.I can understand your concern.
If fever is still there even after giving 8 ml of Crocin and tepid sponging or if the child is very irritable and coughing persistently take him to the emergency.
If you have mefenemic acid (meftal p) syrup you can give it,as it is more potent than crocin (paracetamol) for bringing down the temperature.
The dose of mefenemic acid is 6-8 mg/kg 3 times a day.Each 5 ml contains 100 mg so for your baby 5 ml will be sufficient.
I would also like to give antibiotic like azithromycin,bronchodilator like salbutamol (asthalin/asthalinmbrodil s) and antiallergic like cetrizine for better relief.
All these are prescription medicines,so please get it prescribed by a physician.
I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more query.
Regards
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Brief Answer: Take him to the emergency if fever is still there Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking on this platform Sorry for the delayed reply.I can understand your concern. If fever is still there even after giving 8 ml of Crocin and tepid sponging or if the child is very irritable and coughing persistently take him to the emergency. If you have mefenemic acid (meftal p) syrup you can give it,as it is more potent than crocin (paracetamol) for bringing down the temperature. The dose of mefenemic acid is 6-8 mg/kg 3 times a day.Each 5 ml contains 100 mg so for your baby 5 ml will be sufficient. I would also like to give antibiotic like azithromycin,bronchodilator like salbutamol (asthalin/asthalinmbrodil s) and antiallergic like cetrizine for better relief. All these are prescription medicines,so please get it prescribed by a physician. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more query. Regards